For a cheap and reliable 1U server for use within dynamic high-performance computing applications, there are few more appealing options than a refurbished IBM System X3550 M4 from Bargain Hardware.
Often compared with the Dell PowerEdge R620, or the HP DL360p G8, IBM’s System X3550 M4 is one of the fastest and most powerful 1U servers on the market. CPU support is 2 x Intel E5-2600 V2 Xeon CPUs, with up to 12 core CPUs, 30MB cache, 7.2GT/sec QPI, Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost. The standard models all ship with four SFF SAS/SATA hot-swap bays, which can be upgraded to eight bays with the addition of a backplane and with RAID Support from either the IBM ServeRAID M1115 or M5110 controller.
Installed DDR3 memory can be 64GB of UDIMMs, 384GB of RDIMMs or 768GB of LR-DIMMs. There are 24 DIMM slots adjacent to the two CPU sockets. The x3550 M4 has four embedded Gigabit ethernet ports plus an optional slot for a Emulex dual-port 10GbE mezzanine card freeing up valuable PCIe slots.
Featuring redundant and hot-swappable fans, HDDs and PSUs, the x3550 M4 provides a solid architecture ideal for mission-critical applications. The Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2) and the IBM Systems Director management suite offer predictive failure analysis and light path diagnostics to proactively monitor the system’s sub-components and provide advanced warning on potential component failure.
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